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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:01 pm 
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I have just marked my DS's first practice test. When going through it, it would have been so much easier for him to be able to make little workings on the question sheet. Why is this not allowed? It is multiple choice so it wouldn't mess up the marking, and I woudl happily pay for a shredder and printing of new papers for any later sittings!

Just curious I suppose. Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:07 pm 
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I have just marked my DS's first practice test. When going through it, it would have been so much easier for him to be able to make little workings on the question sheet. Why is this not allowed? It is multiple choice so it wouldn't mess up the marking, and I woudl happily pay for a shredder and printing of new papers for any later sittings!

Just curious I suppose. Any ideas?


What area are you in and does the provider of the real exam stipulate that no marks are to be made on the question paper? Most exams with a separate answer sheet / booklet allow working out on the question paper - it's the answer sheet which must have nothing but the answers marked on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am 
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We are in Lincolnshire. It's GL. I'm basing it on what the children were told when they went in to do a practice paper in the school. Now part of me thinks that is because they reuse the practice papers, but they are all adamant that they were told that it is the same for the real thing. The wording on the practice papers you can buy just says 'You may do any rough working on a separate sheet of paper'.

I might have to ask school when they are back in.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:49 pm 
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rea are you in and does the provider of the real exam stipulate tha


My DS is also sitting the Lincolnshire exams next month and I have given him the impression that on the day he can do any rough work on question paper. He is due to take the practice test in the next 3 weeks or so so I guess we will find out then. TBH is the verbal reasoning that he needs space for extra scribbling.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:46 pm 
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May be worth posting this in the Lincolnshire section for those who have had a DC sit it previously? You can certainly write on the paper for Birmingham because it is a separate answer sheet.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:38 pm 
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It's my third child through - I should know! (Although the first went through before we changed to multiple choice so he doesn't count).

Hampton Dad - don't worry, they definitely get extra paper. I just want him to be able to mark the question paper as well. In terms of exam technique it stops him making silly mistakes when transferring the answer to the answer sheet too.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 am 
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Got a reply at last minute. They WILL be allowed to write on the question paper. Phew.

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